Saturday, October 06, 2007
Heck of a Night, Brownie
The wind was blowing so intensely last night that it felt like intermittent earthquakes all night-- except earthquakes don't moan and howl. Needless to say, I couldn't sleep.
Dinah had called us last night with news that she's been taken on as an intern at the veterinary school, which is very unusual for a freshman. She felt that Tia's recent emergency had helped her get this position, since she'd gotten to know so many vets during that time. She also said that in her animal science class they learned how to flip sheep.
So when I couldn't sleep I thought maybe flipping sheep might work-- because sometimes counting them helps me. But then I couldn't figure out why she was flipping sheep, and once you've flipped one, in your mind, how do you move on to the next one with the first one still there on the ground.
So then I started thinking about blogs, and the nice digital friends I've made since I started participating more.
Recently Mean Jean, a friend from the first blog I used to read, J-Walk, contacted me, which was a kick. (Only at J-Walk can you learn how to cook lasagna in your dishwasher and other odd things. His food posts are especially great.)
While I was reading Mean Jean's blog, I travelled on to this hilarious post about Amy Sedaris.
As I tossed along with the wind, I started thinking about that writer, pseudonym heather, and what a funny bitchy persona he/she has. I also love/hate pioneer woman for that same strong partly made up persona.
And with all that floating around in my head, I knew it was time for the Whinsey blog. Hope I'm up for it. Too tired to do much about it today.
8:10 pm and about to crash. "Beta Whinsey" is here. It snowed here this afternoon. Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" is like 1901 airport fiction. I just finished it. Has some interesting takes on New Orleans society at the time, but flimsy writing, though brave for disobeying moral standards.